Second District Newsletter 10.01.21

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Dear Neighbor, I woke up this morning feeling the fall season approaching and reflecting on many things – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the pandemic, I know many were unable, often afraid to go to hospitals and doctor offices for routine exams. With today being October 1st, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I am reminded that routine health checks are very important. They are important not only to us as individuals but also to our families that care for us. On the news this morning, families were a topic of discussion as well. Other downstream effects of Covid-19 and the pandemic, are the impacts to shipping and manufacturing in other countries. With these delays, we need to plan ahead for the holidays as well as household supplies without hoarding leaving enough for all. Some stores are placing limits on household items, like water to ensure an equitable distribution. Please take care of your families, plan ahead for the holidays and think of your neighbors.

At this week’s board meeting, I also voted to support our local food banks to address food insecurity in our community. (Read more about this on page 5 in by Board of Supervisors Meeting Update) My cheer for the week occurred in Cypress, Fountain Valley and other areas of the Second District. My team and I presented more arts grants to deserving programs. This week’s recipients are - The City of Cypress and Los Alamitos Boosters. Please support and enjoy these local programs. Also, I had the extreme pleasure of celebrating our student scholars at Los Coyotes Elementary School who were recognized for their exemplary academics as a blue ribbon distinguished school. Today, it was my honor to participate on the Zonta District 9 conference panel discussing the roots advocacy and importance of women empowerment. Lastly make sure to check out at Collage Culinary Experience at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, at 3333 S. Bristol Street, Costa Mesa. Saturday there is an event free to the public! (Link to the Pacific Airshow App)



Orange County Vaccination Statistics (As of 9/17/21)

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TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNANCE Supervisors Board Meeting Recap—September 28, 2021 Supporting our Local Food Banks to Address Food Insecurity I voted to allocate $5 million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support the work of the OC Hunger Alliance, which includes Second Harvest Food Bank and Orange County Food Bank. 3 million dollars will be split between these two food banks to purchase food to address the immediate needs of the community. The remaining 2 million will be allocated at a later date to support needs in the future, including food storage. Food insecurity is a huge problem—especially in these difficult times—and I will continue working with my colleagues to pursue solutions to address this critical need.

Receiving $33.5 million in Funding for John Wayne Airport: The Board received our grants report and I am pleased to announce that John Wayne Airport was awarded approximately $33.5 million from the federal government. This funding is critical to making up for losses that occurred during the pandemic’s decline in air travel. I look forward to continued partnership with the great team at JWA—along with members of our community—to continue advancing innovative solutions that improve the airport and its impacts on its neighbors. Supporting our Partners at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach: I was pleased that the Board unanimously supported my agenda item to support the Seal Beach Naval Weapon Station’s request to allow Naval Security Forces to be more effective in responding to certain crimes on the base. The Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach was commissioned in 1944 and throughout the years has played host to several historical events, such a establishing the nation’s first guided missile unit in 1954 and serving as the site where the (now) Boeing Company built the Saturn V moon rocket used for the Apollo mission to the moon in 1967. The base is home to the official World War II Submarine Memorial for the West Coast, which was dedicated in 1977 and commemorates the over 3,000 submariners who never returned home from the War. They are an integral part of our Orange County community. Recognizing our Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Heroes Our office led the effort to recognize every fire department in Orange County. In addition to their duties to prevent and suppress fires, urban search and rescue, and disaster management, firefighters are trained to provide emergency medical care and were some of the most impacted workers during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the County of Orange opened the first regional Super Point of Dispensing (POD) sites to administer COVID-19 vaccine, fire department staff and volunteers were among the first to dedicate both time and resources to helping alleviate the emergent burden placed on Orange County’s hospital system due to the surge in COVID-19-positive patients in late 2020 and early 2021. I want to recognize all the Fire Chiefs and staff that were able to attend : Fullerton and Brea Fire Department Chief Adam Loeser Anaheim Fire and Rescue Chief Pat Russell Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue Division Chief Jason Pyle Fountain Valley Fire Department Chief Ron Cookston Orange City Fire Department Chief Sean Demetropolis Newport Beach Fire Department Chief Jeff Boyles Huntington Beach Fire Department Chief Scott Haberle Laguna Beach Fire Department Chief Mike Garcia Orange County Fire Authority Deputy Chief Kenny Dossey and Assistant Chief Randy Black, who attended on behalf of Chief Bran Fennessy




Help Improve Transportation in Orange County

Body: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) would like to get your input when planning for future improvements to the county’s transportation system. Share your input through our online survey and upcoming public webinar. Orange County’s population is expected to increase by 9% by 2045. To plan for the evolving public transportation needs, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) develops a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) every four years. The LRTP is a vision for the County that aims to address future mobility needs and considers changing revenues, demographics and trends. Provide your input! Take the OCTA survey and attend the first public meeting. OCTA’s online survey is live through October 31st and includes a chance to win a $50 gift card! Share your opinions at You can also attend a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:30pm. Participate at To learn more, visit Alternative Language Options: Spanish Text - Vietnamese text available upon request.




Help improve connectivity and increase sustainable transportation options!

Body: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is exploring ways to increase accessibility and the range of transportation options for County residents and visitors. This effort is part of the OC Mobility Hubs Study that will look at bringing together various transportation services, amenities and technologies in one place to conveniently connect travelers to their destinations. Join them for a virtual community meeting to learn about the study and share your feedback about potential transportation services and amenities. Join the community webinar! Get involved by attending a Zoom community webinar on Thursday, October 7 at 5:30pm. Participate at You may also join directly on Zoom (Webinar ID: 834 3194 7204 or call-in 213-338-8477). To listen to the presentation in Spanish, dial 1-646-749-3335 (passcode: 373-074-269). Visit to find the project schedule, fact sheets and more. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Special accommodations and additional interpretations are also available by calling 714-560-5766. Requests must be made 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. Alternative Language Options: Spanish Text - Vietnamese text available upon request.



Commissioner Update Appointee: Yvonne Rowden—Audit Oversight Committee Date: September 17, 2021 Update: There were no findings noted in the External Auditors Report for this period. He noted that there was clear and transparent communication between the auditors and County departments. OCERS Annual Update: CEO of OCERS , Steve Delaney, reported on the status of the 20-year (2013-2033) plan to reduce the plan’s unfunded liability which improved year-over-year by 5.38% to 80.74% between 2019-2018. 80% is considered the minimum for a healthy plan. Internal Audit Department Status Report, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Update, and AOC Policy Changes: Aggie Alonso, Director of Internal Audit, noted 11 final audit reports with no critical control weaknesses, one significant control weakness, and seven control findings were issued during the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The Internal Audit Department met or exceeded 10 of 12 KPIs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21. The shortfall on the remaining two occurred due to staffing issues outside the Director’s control. The Committee approved two procedural changes recommended by the Director to improve efficiency and timely reporting in all County departments/agencies governed by the Board. Recruiting Continues to be a Challenge: The Internal Audit Department faces recruiting headwinds due to the increasing importance of finding qualified candidates with both auditing and IT background. Up to 25% of internal audit now involves IT audits.


County of Orange Announces Opening of 2021 Redistricting Public Submission Period Interested parties can draw and submit their County of Orange Supervisorial District Maps from October 1 – October 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Santa Ana, Calif. (October 1, 2021) – Today the County of Orange launched its 2021 Esri Redistricting Website, which opens the 2021 Redistricting Public Submission Period. From October 1 through October 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT, members of the public may draw and submit County of Orange Supervisorial District Maps either using the Esri redistricting software or through an Excel format. Proposed maps must be submitted no later than October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

The County’s Redistricting Website also contains information on how to draw Supervisorial District maps, and includes an instructions sheet and video. In addition there is a Redistricting Kit that provides more information on the redistricting process.

The Esri redistricting software can be accessed by the public from any computer with internet access. In addition, members of the public may go to their local OC Public Library to access the web based Esri software to draw and submit their maps. A list of the OC Public Library locations and hours may be found by clicking here.

Redistricting is the regular process of adjusting the lines of voting districts, including Orange County’s Supervisorial Districts, in accordance with population shifts. The redistricting process is done every 10 years for local, state and federal governmental bodies by using updated Census data. The 2021 County of Orange redistricting process will use data from the 2020 Census. Local jurisdictions, including the County of Orange, must complete the redistricting process by no later than December 15, 2021, to allow for the new supervisorial districts to be ready for use in the June 7, 2022 primary election. Information on upcoming redistricting activities will be updated on the County’s website at redistricting. In addition, the County has created a dedicated email address and phone line for members of the public to submit questions or comments regarding the County’s redistricting process. The email address is and the phone number is (714) 834-6000.



DISTRICT 2 COMMITTEE APPOINTEES Below, you will find all of the commission and board appointees for District 2. If you have any questions, comments or requests related to these departments please e-mail Susan Dvorak, Newport Beach (Orange County Airport Commission) Alexander Gonzalez, Costa Mesa (Orange County Veterans Advisory Council) Michael Wellborn, Fountain Valley (Orange County Parks Commission ) Ada Briceño, Stanton (Orange County Human Relations Commission) Muriel Ullman, Newport Beach (Housing and Community Development Commission) David Lee, Corona Del Mar (John Wayne Airport Arts Commission) Lawrence Grihalva, Fountain Valley, (Emergency Medical Care Committee)

Nita Tewari, Newport Beach (Behavioral Health Advisory Board) Rick Foster, Seal Beach (Development Processing Review Committee) Vincent Howard, Newport Beach (Assessment Appeals Board No. 3) Rev. Rayna Hamre, Huntington Beach (Community Action Partnership of Orange County) Mayor Jon Peat, Cypress (OCTA Special Needs Advisory Committee) Michael Daniel, Huntington Beach (Orange County Workforce Development Board) Peter Hardin, OCTA Citizens Advisory Committee Kathy Boyd, Huntington Beach (Orange County Workforce Development Board)




Hello District Two,

Manuel Chavez Constituent Services Manager Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach (Oak View Neighborhood), Stanton & Rossmoor

On Tuesday, Supervisor Foley & I attended the Cypress City Council meeting where we presented the City an Arts Grant for their Summer Concerts on the Green. The Supervisor also gave the Council an update on our office’s activities and priorities. Wednesday, I joined the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 Business & Leadership Awards. It was a gratifying to attend an event which celebrated impactful and emerging businesses and leaders within the Second District. You can find Supervisor Foley and I out in the field tomorrow at the Rossmoor Foodie Festival.

The Rossmoor Community Services District has added another Family Foodie Festival tomorrow, October 2, 2021 from 2pm-8pm at Rush Park. This community event is sponsored by Supervisor Katrina Foley and will include game booths and other fun activities. We hope you can make the event!


DISTRICT 2 COMMUNITY UPDATES Hello District 2, This week was crazy jam-packed with events, meetings, and constituent service cases! Our office received numerous communications earlier this week from constituents living near the Newport Beach Canals who expressed their concerns about a recent swell that caused sand to block the outflow section of the Santa Ana River. This is an environmental concern because many dead aquatic animals, including fish and stingrays, began washing up ashore as the sand blocked the river's flow, which resulted in a rise in the water’s temperature. We immediately used the photos residents sent us as support to get the Public Works department Kalvin Alvarez to begin dredging that section of sand. Fortunately, the incredible staff at Public Constituent Services Works was already on the case and had permission from the Army Corps of Manager Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Engineers to begin work. Unfortunately, we hit a snag when the California State Fountain Valley, Newport Land Commission refused to agree to our emergency request to clean up the area Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos & Animal Services quickly. That's when Supervisor Foley intervened and immediately contacted the commission's Chair, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, requesting approval of the project. We are pleased to report that our efforts were successful, and Public Works began dredging the area this morning, October 1st. We couldn't have done it without the incredible support of our residents, and we're grateful for the emails that our office received! I also spent the week assisting Supervisor Foley at a variety of events to kick off the incredible Pacific Air Show which takes place this weekend! We had the honor of witnessing one of Cypress College's professors realize a lifelong dream by flying a Navy Thunderbird! Based on the photos, it's clear he had the time of his life! We also attended a media event at the Lyon Air Museum at John Wayne Airport, where we greeted some of the show's civilian performers as they arrived in Orange County for the show! The Pacific Air Show festivities did not end there; I had the opportunity to assist Supervisor Foley at the air show's Opening Ceremony, where we were joined by State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen, Los Alamitos Mayor Chirco, Huntington Beach Mayor Carr, and other dignitaries! The pre-show was fantastic, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the full show next week. The Navy Blue Angels, Air Force Thunderbirds, and Canadian Forces Snowbirds are all performing at the same airshow for the second time in US history! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the incredible display of North America's best aviation teams, so you don’t want to miss it!




Veterans Employment Opportunities

The Working Wardrobes VetNet Program supports the men, women, and families in our Military, Veterans and transitioning Service Members through a variety of workforce readiness services and programs. Their team works to develop a career path with job opportunities appropriate for each client, in an environment of dignity and respect. •

Veteran Peer Navigation

Job Search Strategies

Career and Job Training

Resume Review

Job Placement

Professional Wardrobe

Housing Referrals

Behavioral Health Referrals

Please let your VetNet Career Navigator and Job Developer know if you are interested in submitting a resume for any of these positions. Derek Mendes - **NOTE** When applying, don't forget to follow-up with Derek, so he can inform the partnering corporations of your application.


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Orange County TESLA Hiring Initiative: Through this initiative, Job seekers have access to career opportunities with Tesla in Orange County. Over 100 positions available with job openings that include Installers, Licensed Electricians, Roofer and Service Technicians. For more information (or to apply) contact the Business & Economic Recovery Call Center at 714-480-6500 or visit our website

Orange County California National Guard Hiring Initiative: Through this initiative, interested individuals have access to career opportunities with Army National Guard. There are a variety of career options available including Administrative, Aviation, Cyber, Engineer, Ground Forces, Heavy weapons, Intelligence, Mechanic, Maintenance, Medical., Munitions, Police, Special Forces, Supply Logistics, Technology, Transportation, and STEM Science.

WIOA On-The-Job Training (OJT) Initiative: OJT program funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), allowing employers to hire and train skilled workers and get reimbursed for their efforts. Employers can receive up to 50% of the costs (in certain circumstances up to 75 percent) to provide on-the-job training for individuals they hire through the Orange County One-Stop Center who are enrolled in WIOA. This initiative will focus on outreach to local businesses and provide them with information, support, and access to funding. The Orange County Business Solutions team will lead this initiative and utilize contracted a Service Provider to identify a pool of qualified candidates that employers may choose from.

Orange County One-Stop Mobile Unit: Designed to provide workforce and training services, educate the public on general health, safety, and workforce/career development. Unit features 12 workstations with WiFi, multifunction printing device and additional laptops to utilize as needed and as services continue to increase. The Unit provides education and training to employees, employers and organizations. Staff continues to expand services to community sites to provide services.

Orange County Entertainment App: Partnership with Entertainment® to help local businesses get free valuable exposure by featuring them on a mobile application known as the Entertainment Mobile App (App). This application will allow owners to grow their business by advertising and connecting with new customers as California reopens. For more information, call the Orange County Economic and Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500 or register here to participate in an upcoming orientation session: 20



Meet Pumba! Pumba was discovered wandering the streets of Anaheim in need of medical attention in May. The wonderful officers at OC Animal Care immediately brought Pumba to the shelter, where their veterinary team performed a full health exam, which revealed Pumba had a severe case of Demodex that had gone untreated for quite some time. Pumba was quickly on the mend thanks to medication and dedicated staff and volunteers administering medicated baths and skin treatments. Now, Pumba is ready to find his forever home! We don't know much about Pumba's life before he came to OC Animal Care, but we do know he's a sweetheart who enjoys playing with his favorite toys and giving sloppy kisses. Our veterinary team believes he is about three years old. Pumba is ready to write the next chapter of his story! Could you be the one that helps him write it? Please call (714) 935-6848 or visit to set up an adoption meeting with him! ANIMAL ID: A1724260 22

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